Pvt. Michael T. Stowe has graduated from the unit supply specialist course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

Students were trained in receipt, storage, issue and accountability of individual, organization, and installation supplies and equipment. Also included in the training was maintenance of small arms.

He is the son of Patricia L. Miller and stepson of Jesse R. Miller of Edgewater.

The private is a 1989 graduate of South River Senior High School.


Pvt. Grant E.J. Deaver has completed basic military police training at Fort McClellan, Anniston, Ala.

Students were trained to provide support to the battlefield by conducting battlefield circulation control, area security,prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. Also included in the course were peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.

He is the son of Patricia A. Pruski and Grant E.J. Deaver, both of Pasadena.

The private is a 1990 graduate of Chesapeake Senior High School.


Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice George D. Zitzewitz, son of Mary V. Smith of Annapolis, recently graduatedfrom Coast Guard recruit training.

Zitzewitz attended the eight-week training at the Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May, N.J. Amongthe subjects he studied were first aid, Coast Guard history and seamanship, communications, damage control, fire fighting, and physical conditioning.

He is a 1986 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.


Marine Sgt. Calvin E. Smith, son of Lottie A. and Robert Green III of Annapolis, recently was commended while serving with Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendelton, Calif.

Smith was recognized for his outstanding performance of duty, professionalism, and overall dedication to the service.

He is a 1985 graduate of Annapolis High School.


Three area servicemen recently returned from deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Desert Shield:

* Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Gerhard P. Fox, son of Gary Fox and Trudy Griton-Fox of Laurel. He is a 1984 graduate of Laurel High School.

* Navy Airman Henry Q. Zecher, son of Meredith M. and Robert J. Mancini Jr. of Laurel. He is a 1988 graduate of Laurel High School.

* Navy Lt. David S. Wilson, son of Donald S. and Polly H. Wilson of Crownsville. He is a 1982 graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.


Army Sgt. Brian J. Littell is a member of the 17th Infantry at Fort Richardson, Alaska, participating in the multinational peacekeeping force and observers (MFO) as the primary U.S. military contingent in the Sinai.

The MFO, an independent agency responsible to the governmentsof Israel and Egypt, was established as a result of the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

The mission of the unit is to operate checkpoints and observation posts, and conduct reconnaissance patrols along the Sinai Peninsula.

Littell is a team leader/automatic rifleman.

He is the son of Bertha M. Littell of Baltimore.

The sergeant isa 1981 graduate of Brooklyn Park High School.


Capt. Roger B. Marcil has graduated from the Army's Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

The cornerstone of the Army's officer education course is designed to train officers in the skills needed to be effective staff members withthe force in the field.

The curriculum included preparing a command budget, setting up training programs, mobilizing and deploying mock units, and giving staff presentations.

The captain is the son of Roger B. Marcil of Annapolis.

He is a 1977 graduate of Bowie Senior High School, and a 1981 graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown.


Specialist Claude E. Walker has graduated from the 58-day Ranger course at the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Ranger training is held at Fort Benning, in the mountains of northern Georgia, the desert at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in the Florida swamps. The course is designed to develop confident and capable small-unit leaders.

The course is stress-oriented to develop the ability to lead and command under heavy mental, emotional and physical pressures. The emphasis is on practical, realistic, and strenuous field exercises, using the infantry rifle squad and platoon organization as a vehicle toward these goals.

Walkeris the son of Mamie L. Walker of Severn.

His wife, Sharon, is the daughter of Walter E. Gray of Annapolis.

He is a 1984 graduate ofMeade High School.


Eugene L. Keating, professor of mechanical engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, has been elected to a three-year term as an SAE director.

He will take office during the SAE International Congress and Exposition in Detroit, Mich., the week of Feb. 25. SAE International is the engineering society for advancing mobility for land, sea, air and space.

Keating received his B.S.M.E. in 1966 from the University of Californiaat Santa Barbara, his M.S.M.E. in 1968 from the University of Michigan, and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in1973. He taught at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy before joining the faculty at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975.

He also consults in thermochemistry and thermal kinetics as related to advanced I.C. engine technology to several Navy laboratories, industrial design teams and nuclear power plants maintaining standby diesel generator sets.

In SAE, he is founder and faculty adviser of the Naval Academy's SAEClub and has served the Baltimore Section in various offices, including section chairman. He has been a member of the planning committee for the Government/Industry Meeting, the Fuels & Lubricants Meeting, and the Marine Propulsion Technology Conference.

He is or has beena member of the Marine Revitalization Committee, the Government/Industry Committee, the Sections Board, the Executive Committee, the Administrative Committee, the Professional Development Committee, and theSection Evaluation and Awards Committee. He is also a past Ralph Teetor Engineering Educator Award winner.

Keating was selected for the Outstanding Young Men of America Award and was voted the Outstanding Engineering Professor in 1984 by the Tau Beta Pi Society at the U.S. Naval Academy.


Since 1956, the Naval Academy Women's Club has presented approximately $320,000to selected students. In May 1990, $23,000 was awarded to 23 recipients to help pay college tuition.

To qualify for a NAWC scholarship, applicants must be in their senior year of, or have graduated from,an accredited high school or its equivalent, and they must be applying to or attending an accredited two- or four-year undergraduate college. Also, they must fulfill one of the following requirements:

* child of a Navy or Marine Corps officer on active duty, retired or deceased, who is or has been stationed at the Naval Academy;

* childof a faculty or senior staff member currently employed at the Naval Academy;

* child of a Navy or Marine Corps enlisted person currently stationed at the Naval Academy;

* current member of NAWC.

Requests for applications must include a written statement addressing the specific category or requirement qualifying applicants for the scholarship.

Send application requests to NAWC Scholarship Committee,P.O. Box 6417, Annapolis, Md. 21401. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1.

Scholarships are awarded for one year, withrenewal applications considered each year at this time.

The Scholarship Fund is largely supported by the club's annual Arts and CraftsShow, donations and a trust fund.


The following area servicemen recently completed basic military training:

* Airman Christopher A. Carr, son of Mr. and Mrs. CharlesR. Carr of Davidsonville, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 1989 graduate of South River High School.

* Airman Lloyd E. Richards, son of Patricia A. and Lloyd E. Richards of Annapolis, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He isa 1989 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

* Airman Nicole C. Johnson, daughter of Shirley Y. Johnson of Annapolis, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base. She is a 1990 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

* Pvt. Eric M. Faulk, son of Chris A. Faulk of Severn and Michael W. Faulk of Dublin, Ohio, completed training atFort Jackson, S.C.

* Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice William B. Williams, son of William B. and Cheryl D. Williams of Gambrills, graduated from Coast Guard recruit training. He is a 1986 graduate of Arundel High School.

* Marine Pvt. Arthur A. Whittington, son of Keith D. and Patricia A. Whittington of Annapolis, completed training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He is a 1990 graduate ofAnnapolis Senior High School.


William L. Hanson Jr. has been promoted in theArmy to the rank of sergeant first class.

Hanson is a tank and automotive material management officer in Hilo, Hawaii.

He is the son of William L. and Jeanette Hanson of Pasadena.

The sergeant graduated in 1970 from Severna Park high School and received an associatedegree in 1975 from Anne Arundel Community College.


James T. Gearing Jr. has been commissioned a second lieutenant under the Air Force early commissioning program.

The program allows a cadet who has completed all the military science requirements for early commissioning to become a member of either an Air Force guard or reserve unit. This allows the new officer tocontinue working toward a bachelor's degree.

The cadet is a student of the University of Delaware, Newark.

Gearing is the son of James T. and Janet L. Gearing of Arnold.

He is a 1986 graduate of Broadneck Senior High School.


Andrew P. Harris has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of airman.

He is an apprentice fire protection specialist at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan.

Harris is the son of Sara K. Porter of Meridan, Conn., and Timothy H. Harris of Southview.

The airman is a 1989 graduate of Malony High School, Meridan.


On Tuesday, Feb. 5, midshipmen in the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1991 selected career specialties they will pursue after graduation in May. The choices of 952 midshipmen included aviation, submarine duty, surface warfare and the Marine Corps.

Of the midshipmen making career choices, 271 (including seven women) selected service on conventional surface warfare ships. In this group, eight men and two women qualified for oceanography or engineering duty options. The 10 mids selecting these options will receive special training in their fields after earning their surface warfare qualifications. Additionally, 41 men qualified for surface nuclear power training.

Another 101 midshipmen selected submarine warfare with nuclear powertraining.

For those selecting careers in Navy aviation, 210 midshipmen (including 15 women) chose to become Navy pilots and 104 (including five women) to be naval flight officers (NFOs).

A total of 96midshipmen (including three women) chose commissions in the Marine Corps. This total included 29 males who selected Marine aviation (24 pilots, five NFOs).

In addition, 27 women and one man chose general unrestricted line, six men and one woman selected special operations(such as diving and salvage) and 19 men chose special warfare.

From restricted line and staff corps options, 61 midshipmen chose careers in aviation maintenance duty, cryptology, intelligence, supply, oceanography and the Civil Engineer Corps. Eight men selected medical training that will lead to duty as Navy doctors.

Within the services and communities selected, most midshipmen had the opportunity to choose convening dates for advanced schooling, homeports, ship types and specific ships for their first duty assignments.

The class of 1991 will graduate on May 29.


Christopher L. Felton has been promoted in the U.S. Air Force to the rank of airman first class.

Felton is an apprentice wide band communications equipment specialist at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.

He is the son of Army Maj. Harold D. Felton II of Glen Burnie and Linda D. Felton of Satellite Beach, Fla.

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